The LAPD’s criminal investigation of the Derrick Rose rape case just took a shocking turn.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a detective investigating the high-profile allegations against Rose appears to have committed suicide.
LAPD Det. Nadine Hernandez, 44, shot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon in Whittier, California. “At this time, there are no signs of foul play, and this incident is being investigated as a suicide,” Whittier Police said Wednesday. “However, this is an ongoing investigation.”
According to authorities, Hernandez worked in the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division Special Assault Section, which frequently handles high-profile sex crime cases like Rose’s. She worked in the department for over two decades.
The LAPD’s investigation was announced last month after details of the civil case against Rose came to light. Rose’s accuser and her lawyer were shocked to learn of the detective’s death in court on Wednesday.
It’s unlikely that this tragedy has any direct connection to Rose’s case, but will it affect the ongoing criminal investigation or current civil trial?
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ
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2. Fabolous wants his fellow celebs to stand up!
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3. LeBron James wants everyone to stop the violence.
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4. Kevin Hart challenged his celeb friends to help make a change
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5. Halle Berry shared a photo of her son, saying, "What will my brown son's future be? What will your brown son's future be? The uncertainty is real. I beg you not to be a bystander in this life, but to go out and find ways to make peaceful change. Our boys need us so rather than launching into deep sentiment here on this platform, I promise to find ways to get involved and help."
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6. Danielle Brooks wants to know: What's going on?
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7. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sent a strong message.
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8. Diddy revealed that he has something huge planned
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9. Erykah Badu spoke out on the wrongly accused shooter.
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10. Amber Rose shared an adorable photo of her son Sebastian, saying, "I woke up this morning to my beautiful son with such a heavy heart. I grabbed my baby and kissed him, hugged him, told him how beautiful his skin and hair is and let him know that one day he will be able to change the world and I will love him and accept him no matter what."
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11. Ashanti spoke out on freedom.
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12. Boris Kodjoe wants the answers.
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13. Trey Songz ranted.
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14. Usher has a question for the people.
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15. Ms. Tina Knowles shared a pic of herself watching CNN, writing, "Oh my God ! This is horrible !! Please pray for the fallen officers, and the injured ones and their families. The violence has got to stop. Love not hate is the answer. No one has the right to take another persons life ! Not to take our black men's lives and not police officers either. "
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16. Tyrese vented.
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17. Demi Lovato tweeted about her home town.
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18. Kris Jenner reposted Beyonce's post
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